Media

CLCRF ride with BJR

Source: Brad Jones Racing – Thurs, 15 October 2020

Brad Jones Racing is proud to support the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation at the Bathurst 1000.

CLCRF is a Western Australia charity that is close to both team owners, Brad and Kim Jones, hearts. BJR will carry the charity’s emblem on the B-Pillar of Nick Percat & Thomas Randle’s Supercar to raise awareness for this extraordinary charity.

READ MORE

Riders pumped for 600km trek to aid cause

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Times – Mon, 5 October 2020 9:25AM
Author: Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times

Determined bike riders are pumping up their tyres ahead of this month’s South West Bike Trek, a 600km journey between Perth and Augusta. The 15 riders will set off from South Perth Foreshore on October 11, with hopes of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.

Trek co-ordinator and foundation member Eric Maddock has been involved in the event for the past 12 years after his great-niece was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four. Mr Maddock said the treatment and support she received left him with an overwhelming sense of wanting to “pay it back”.

Australia has one of the highest occurrences of childhood cancer in the world, with 600 children diagnosed every year, and the trek has raised almost $700,000 for the foundation since its beginning 18 years ago. The trek is conducted at a leisurely pace, encouraging riders to work together to ensure each other’s wellbeing.

Foundation head Kylie Dalton said the foundation would have been heavily affected if the trek was cancelled this year.

“The trek is our biggest fundraising event each year. Having the community riders who get involved and do this type of ride, it means more than just the fundraising, it allows those riders to continue to share our stories along the way.”

Schools were encouraged to support the riders through gold-coin donation days, and event organisers have called on the public to “adopt a rider” to assist with fundraising efforts.

The nine-day trek will conclude in Augusta on October 17. To adopt a rider, visit swbiketrek.com.au.

South West Bike Trek 2020

Source: 97.3 CoastFM – 2 October 2020

On Sunday 11th October, The South West Bike Trek begins in Perth and finishes in Augusta on Saturday, 17th October. The event will involve 15 mature aged riders, who will make the 600km trek to raise money for the Children’s Leukemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

The South West Bike Trek is the biggest purely volunteer run fundraising event for childhood cancer in WA and since it started in 2002, has raised close to $700,000 for CLCRF.

This year, organizers are calling for the public to “adopt a rider” in an effort to assist the fundraising efforts of the 15 incredible riders who have signed up for the challenge. Due to COVID-19 severely impacting the riders’ ability to fundraise, schools are also being encouraged to support riders by holding gold coin donation days.

It’s such a wonderful event that almost never happened this year due to COVID-19 and they’d love to get the word out about this incredibly important event.

There are a number of riders from Mandurah and surrounds involved in the trek as well!

The 2020 South West Bike Trek is expected to follow the below schedule:

Day 1 Sunday 11 October – South Perth to Fairbridge
Day 2 Monday 12 October – Fairbridge to Preston return
Day 3 Tuesday 13 October – Fairbridge to Harvey
Day 4 Wednesday 14 October – Harvey to Bunbury
Day 5 Thursday 15 October – Bunbury to Busselton
Day 6 Friday 16 October – Busselton to Margaret River
Day 7 Saturday 17 October – Margaret River to Augusta

For more information about the event, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/
To donate to and support a rider, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/support-riders/

Riders excited for 2020 trek

Source: Bunbury Mail – September 30 2020 – 10:29AM

WA’s premier charity bike ride is back for its 18th anniversary when 15 riders take to the road on October 11.

The trek will see the riders travel 600 kilometres from Perth to Augusta in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). After cycling through some WA’s most spectacular roads the riders will finish in August on October 17.

READ MORE

South West Trek to raise money for childhood cancer

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Mail – September 30 2020 – 10:29AM

WA’s premier charity bike ride is back for its 18th anniversary when 15 riders take to the road on October 11.

The trek will see the riders travel 600 kilometres from Perth to Augusta in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). After cycling through some WA’s most spectacular roads the riders will finish in August on October 17.

The event has been organised once again by South West Bike Trek coordinator and foundation member Eric Maddock, with the help of local Lions and Rotary Clubs. There are a range of riders from Mandurah, Harvey and Bunbury taking on the challenge.

READ MORE

WA charity bike ride hopes to raise $40,000 for Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation

Source: MICEBTN – Wednesday 23 September 2020

Western Australia’s charity bike ride is back for its 18th anniversary, with 15 riders set to make the epic 600km journey from Perth to Augusta in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).
This year’s trek will begin on Sunday, 11 October from Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth foreshore, with riders travelling across some of the most spectacular roads in WA before winding up in Augusta on Saturday, 17 October.

READ MORE

South Yunderup great-grandmother to ride 600km for children’s charity

Source: Mandurah Mail: Sept 8 2020: 2:58pm
Author: Justin Rake

She’s conquered depression, and now she’s out to conquer the physical world. She’s 81-year-old great-grandmother Paula Prynne of South Yunderup, and her story is nothing short of an inspiration. Next month Paula will ride her bike across a 600-kilometre journey from Perth to Augusta as part of the South West Bike Trek, raising funds for children’s cancer research.

READ MORE

Perth cancer charity spreading kindness

Source: Western Suburbs WeeklyLaura Pond,

A CHILDREN’S cancer charity has launched a fundraiser with a difference – urging people to nominate others deserving of experiences from a Zoom session with national cricket coach Justin Langer to a down south getaway.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation launched the 40k in 40 days initiative to mark the Subiaco-based charity’s 40th anniversary.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hampering original fundraising plans, it instead sought businesses to donate gifts and is encouraging people to nominate a deserving recipient.

Foundation head of development Kylie Dalton said the charity did not feel right seeking donations amid the pandemic so instead aimed to create a ‘circle of kindness’.

“We encourage everybody to get involved, we all must know somebody that needs a little bit of kindness,” she said.

“It’s why these 40 acts of kindness in the community can really make a difference.”

A different business and their gift is highlighted on each of the 40 days until June 30.

Foundation patron and coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer, urged people to support the cause and donated a gift of a 30-minute chat via Zoom plus cricket memorabilia.

Other gifts include a stay at Pullmans Bunker Bay, vegetable garden makeover by Garden Gurus, $500 voucher to Leederville Cameras and meal kits from This Little Pig Went to Market.

Nominations can be made at www.40kin40days.com.au.

Gifts for the Giving

Source: The West Australian Newspaper – Friday 5 June 2020, Inside Cover

This year was supposed to be a big deal for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation — the 40th anniversary of the organisation that helped create the world-renowned Telethon Kids Institute and annually raises $1 million for Telethon.

Across those four decades, CLCRF has directly contributed to research that has led to some childhood cancers going from a survival rate of just 20 per cent 40 years ago to up to 80 per cent today.

“When I started planning this year I had lots of celebrations in mind,” CLCRF head of development Kylie Dalton admitted.

Then COVID-19 hit. The research foundation had to scrap events that involved mass gatherings, and, while a pre-planned 40k in 40 Days initiative could have been staged virtually — other charities have gone down that path — Dalton didn’t think it was the right thing to do in the circumstances.

“We can’t ask supporters for money in such a challenging time, so, instead of asking for something, we’re giving something back,” she said.

For 40 days, which started on May 21 and runs to the end of this month, CLCRF has partnered with its corporate supporters to come up with a collection of 40 “gifts” that will be given away to worthy recipients. From a one-on-one session with organisation patron and cricket legend Justin Langer — what a ripper experience that would be for a school cricket team — to luxury goods and tradie services, the gifts also allow CLCRF to promote its corporate partners during a time when those businesses could really benefit from a profile boost.

You can nominate anyone or any organisation to receive a gift, so head to 40kin40days.com.au to share a little kindness in our community.

News Archive
Categories